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Local Reaction To Survey Showing Rural Support For Romney

November 27 @ 2:44 pm
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Oneida County, NY (WIBX) - Despite some gaffes in his campaign, Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney is heavily favored over Mr. Obama by rural voters. That’s according to a recent survey of nine battleground states conducted by a bipartisan team of researchers hired by the Center for Rural Strategies.

It shows rural voters favor Romney by 14 points over Obama, giving him a 54-percent approval rating. Although not counted as a battleground state, New York has a large rural population–many of them farmers. Here’s what some of them had to say about the poll:

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Spokesperson for the New York Farm Bureau, Steve Ammerman also chimed in, saying local farmers are paying attention to the presidential election.

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Click HERE to read each presidential candidate’s response to questions from the New York Farm Bureau. The battleground states targeted for the survey on rural voters choice for president are: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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